Shannon Briggs has been ‘running’ from a fight offer, says promotor

Briggs has been pursuing a big-name bout and travelled to Britain this week to issue a challenge to David Haye, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

But Dean Lonergan, who promotes the unbeaten contender Parker, insists he has been trying to arrange a fight with Briggs for over a year and received no response from the former WBO champion.

Parker’s top priority is a final eliminator for the IBF title against Carlos Takam in May, although he remains willing to battle Briggs in the future.

“Shannon Briggs has been running from Joseph Parker for the last year-and-a-half,” Lonergan told Sky Sports. “I’ve been trying to track Shannon down and he just will not talk to me, because he knows that Joseph Parker would knock him out inside five rounds. He will just not talk, because he doesn’t want to take the fight.

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